Eltel Group has appointed David Green as the new Managing Director Eltel Networks UK Limited. The appointment is aimed at strengthening Eltel’s market presence in the British Infranet services market.Eltel Group entered the UK power transmission market in 2012 when it signed an agreement to build power transmission overhead lines for National Grid in a joint venture with Carillion plc. The Group has now decided to further develop its market presence by appointing David Green to lead the effort.
David Green joins Eltel from Arqiva where he has held the post of Business Development Director, Smart Metering, and Director Public Safety. Prior to this he spent five years in Australia as the Managing Director of Digital Distribution Australia and Business Manager of ntl UK (today Virgin Media). Green holds an HND in Electronic Engineering from Southampton Institute and an MBA from London Business School. David Green has a vast experience in a variety of communications businesses and more lately in the British power sector.
Axel Hjärne, President and CEO of Eltel Group comments the appointment of David Green: “Appointment of David Green is a very important step for Eltel to strengthen our market presence in the UK. We have been building power transmission lines for National Grid and we feel that with our extensive experience both in the power and communication sectors we have much more to offer to the UK operators. Our ambition in the UK is to make it one of our ten core markets in Europe where Eltel will be positioned as an important partner in Infranet services to the leading power utilities and telcos. David, with his huge experience, is an excellent addition to our team, and we are excited to take the next step with him on our journey in Britain.”
David Green comments his new position at Eltel: ”I’m excited to be joining Eltel at a time when the convergence of communications and energy networks is resulting in the development of new, innovative smart networks. I look forward to working with the team, and strategic partners, to bring Eltel’s vast experience and resources to the wider UK market”.
David Green will start in his new position in the beginning of October. In his position he will be reporting to Fredrik Menander, Chairman of Eltel’s UK subsidiary and President of Eltel Power Transmission. For the activities of Eltel’s other business units, he will have a direct working relationship with the other business units of Eltel Group.
Axel Hjärne, President and CEO Eltel Group Corporation
Hannu Tynkkynen, Senior Vice President, Group Communication
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Eltel in brief
Eltel builds, connects and cares for Infranet solutions based on an effective interplay between electricity, telecom and IT. Eltel specializes in combining these technologies into an emerging intelligent infrastructure called Infranet, dedicated to boosting the way our society works.
Eltel has 8,500 employees and a sales of EUR 1,15 billion. From its Nordic base, the company has expanded into the Baltic countries, Poland, Germany and UK. The goal is to become the leading Infranet company in Europe.